Meet the American LaMancha Club
Outstanding Youth Members
(Click on above buttons to view our varied youth winners)
National Outstanding Youth Winner
Janet Kracker - 2012 Outstanding Youth Winner
My name is Janet Kracker. I am 16 years old and am currently a senior at El
Molino High School in Santa Rose, CA. I've been raising and breeding LaMancha
dairy goats since 2005 when I purchased a pair of does from Katie Jack of
Broccoli Forest dairy goats. In 2004 my sister became interested in goats after
visiting Redwood Hill Farm and naturally I followed her lead.
Throughout the years of my project I have learned a lot and achieved so much
from winning multiple showmanship classes to breeding a number of permanent
champions. I have come a very long way since day one and hope to have the chance
After graduating high school this coming spring I hope to continue showing my
goats and furthering my education by attending college next fall.
I am very honored to be representing the American LaMancha Club and its members
as your 2012Premier LaMancha Youth Exhibitor.
Youth Honor Roll Recipient
James Nagel, Calico Fields, Hawkins, WI
Name of Doe
Bred by youth
ADGA Top Ten
Raintree Calypso Charmed
SG Calico Fields FS
SG Calico Fields OL
SG Calico Fields OL
James showing off one of his 2012 doe kids.
James is 11 years old and a 6th grader at Flambeau
Middle School in Tony, WI. He is also involved in Boy Scouts and his local
dairy goat club, Chippewa Valley Dairy Goat Assn. He is the son of Sharla Macke
and has a younger brother, Michael and a younger sister, Samantha.
The ADGA Youth Production Testing Honor Roll is a
program designed to recognize youth whose animals produce 3000# milk or 100#
butterfat or 90# protein in 305 days. Does must be enrolled in any testing plan
recognized by ADGA and must be owned by the youth. ADGA instituted this program
to recognize the commitment of youth who have their does enrolled in a
recognized production testing plan. The ALC recently voted to recognize those
youth who are members of the ALC and have does recognized by ADGA in this
program. We encourage all youth to send in their application for their high
producing does that are on test.
Congratulations, James, on being a repeat winner.
Click here for an
application to apply for the ALC Youth Production Testing Honor Roll
2011 District Specialty Show
Outstanding Youth Exhibitors
District 3: West GA Spring Dairy Goat Show, 04/23/11
Hi, my name is Cayden Hurst. I live in a small town in northeast Alabama. My family has always been involved in showing animals and I picked the LaMancha breed to show off the Internet when my dad and I were looking at pictures.
In 2004, we got our first two LaMancha does from Lucky*Star Farm. I am glad we started with quality stock.
I enjoy showing goats, especially the showmanship classes. I plan on showing goats for a long time in the future. After I graduate from high school, I am going to Auburn University to become a veterinarian.
District 3: North Carolina Dairy Goat Breeders Show, 5/28 & 5/29/11
My Mom raised me with LaMancha Dairy Goats. She had dairy goats when she was a kid too, but they were Nubians. A few years ago she wanted to get some goats to help eat the weeds. So she traded a Golden Retriever for 2 LaManchas. She got a buck and a doe. At first that's all they did was eat weeds. They had babies, but we didn't milk them for the first couple of years. Then my Mom decided she wanted to make goat's milk ice cream.....yummy! Then our neighbor talked us into signing up to go to a goat show. She didn't end up going, but we did. And it was so much fun! I really learned a lot, and everybody was so friendly. I got to help other people show their goats too. When I grow up, I'm going to raise LaManchas too.
District 4: Chippewa Valley Dairy Goat Association 06/04/11
Hi, My name is James Nagel and I live in Hawkins, WI, which is a small town in NW Wisconsin. I've been involved with dairy goats all of my life as both my mom and my grandma have a herd of LaManchas. I started showing when I was just a year old and have been involved ever since.
I really enjoy showing goats and I like helping out at home. I like to help do daily chores, help on test day and help get ready for the shows. I also enjoy helping our goat club out at the show as ring steward. I am very proud of my goats and have had an honor roll doe for the last 3 years.
I am going into the 5th grade at Flambeau Schools and I'm involved in Cub Scouts as well as the Chippewa Valley Dairy Goat Association.
I got into dairy goats through my grandparents. They have a small dairy so I've grown up with them. I enjoy traveling to shows with my grandparents. I plan on continuing to raise and show LaMancha and Alpine Dairy Goats.
In addition to the goats, I also wrestle.
District 7: Alaska Dairy Goat Association, 07/05/11
The way I first got involved with goats in general was my mom bringing home two pygmy goats. We bred them, and then we decided we wanted to try goat's milk. With a family with 4 kids, we realized we would need bigger goats. That's when were were first introduced to registered Nubian dairy goats. After keeping all of these goats and their babies, we were faced with the fact that we needed more space.
After we moved, my mom decided to get more goats, and started off our Nigerian, Nubian and one adopted Toggenburg farm. Today we have Nigerians, Nubians, Experimentals, and LaManchas.
After losing one of my own goats to a C-section where they didn't remove the placenta, I've decided that I want to become a small ruminant vet. I also hoping to keep a few goats for m ilk and some showing when I get my herd to where I want it in size, production and conformation.